WB2606 Brand Soft Red Winter Wheat

Made to Thrive in The South

WB2606 Brand is an awned Soft Red Winter Wheat variety that is appealing to growers in the Southern Region due to its excellent yield potential and excellent standability. The medium-short variety has very good resistance to Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) and Yellow (Stripe) Rust.

Key Strengths

WB2606 Brand offers very good Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) resistance; excellent yield potential; excellent standability; and a very good overall disease resistance package.

"Southern growers will want to consider WB2606 Brand for its excellent yield potential, short to medium-short stature and excellent straw strength. As a bonus, this awned variety also has very good tolerance to common diseases such as Leaf Rust and Powdery Mildew, which can be problematic to Texas wheat growers."
John FendersonTechnical Product Manager, Southern Region
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Recommended for the Southern Region



Plant Height M-S  
Winter Hardiness 2  
Test Weight 1  
Standability 2



Protein Content






Adaptation     STR  
Class     SRW  
Herbicide Tolerance     -  
Emergence     2  
Maturity     M-L  
Planting Rate     M-H  
Type     A  
Yield Potential     2  
Plant Variety Protection     P  
Limited Use License Agreement Required     Y  
Crop System     DR  
Contractual Agreement at Purchase     Y  
Patent Protection     P  
Pest and/or Disease Profile


Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) 3  
Leaf Rust 5  
Powdery Mildew 4  
Yellow Stripe Rust 3

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*Based on WestBred conducted trials. Relative to other WestBred brand products. Rating Scale: 1=Excellent, 9=Poor.

Traits for which no rating value is shown were not rated for this products.

Wheat Legend


            ‎         HRW = Hard Red Winter

            ‎         HRS = Hard Red Spring

            ‎         SRW = Soft Red Winter

            ‎         Durum = Durum

            ‎         HWW = Hard White Winter

            ‎         SWW = Soft White Winter

            ‎         HWS = Hard White Spring

            ‎         SWS = Soft White Spring


                     Maturity Codes:

                     E = Early

                     M-E = Medium-Early

                     M = Medium

                     M-L = Medium-Late

                     L = Late


                    Area of Adaptation:

                    CTR = Central Region

                    MTR = Montana Region

                    NTR = Northern Region

                    NWR = Northwest Region

                    STR = Southern Region

                    SWR = Southwest Region

                          Planting Rate:

                            M = Medium
                            M-H = Medium

                            H = High


                            Plant Height:

                            S = Short

                            M-S = Medium-Short

                            M = Medium

                            M-T = Medium-Tall

                            T = Tall


   Herbicide Tolerance:

   CL = Clearfield Production System

   CLP/CL+ = Clearfield Plus Production System


                            Rating Scale:

                            1 - 2 = Excellent

                            3 - 4 = Very Good

                            5- 6 = Good

                            7 - 8 = Fair

    ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎ ‎‎                9 = Poor

The ratings are approximate and should not be considered absolute. Based on internally conducted trials relative to other WestBred® brand wheat varieties.